(PGT) Critical Reading, Assignment Planning and Writing
Thursday 15th February 2018 @ 13:30-16:30
Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning
at but also the amount of work (e.g. reading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.
This workshop will focus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.
This is an interactive workshop and discussions and questions by participants are warmly encouraged.
Research is about answering questions. These may arise in our day-to-day work, our studies or unexpectedly, apparently out of the blue. But, there is a difference between an idle thought and a meaningful research question. This workshop is about this difference and takes participants through those important first steps in the research process, helping them develop their own research questions and to begin thinking like a researcher.
After the workshop each participant will:
be familiar with the history of the research process
understand the range of different types of questions and be able to identify those that may be defined as research questions
be familiar with examples of good and bad research questions
understand the importance of an hypothesis
have a working strategy for developing their own research question.
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There are a series of Learning Resources designed for Masters students on the IAD website, these cover a range of topics including advice on preparing for exams and writing dissertations.
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(PGT – Online) Managing Your Exams: Strategies and Tips
Thursday 30th November 2017 @ 12:00-13:00
This on-line workshop will be focusing on how to manage your exams by improving your exam technique.
The session will focus on issues raised by participants and so could cover, for example, exam preparation and participation; i.e. how to cope with stress, practising your exam technique and a review of exam strategies.
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This course aims to show how a well-crafted sentence is put together and to give an understanding of the underlying grammatical rules.
This workshop will be dealing with such problems as tense, sentence length, sentence structure, joining sentences and punctuation, with a view to producing clear, unambiguous and readable academic writing.